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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Six Words and Sunday Shadows! August 2-3, 2014


Eerie light created by numerous wildfires....
We've had lots of lightning and consequently 
there are currently multiple lightning-sparked fires
burning in Siskiyou County in both federal and state land. 
There were over 955 downstrikes recorded.


Smoky light at 4:45pm August 1, 2014


Foraging Chipmunk  August 1, 2014


We have not had sufficient snowpack
for at least the past 3 years.
Look at the photos below and compare.
We are in a severe drought. 
Hopefully this winter we get snowed in!!!

Mt Shasta April 2012

 Mt Shasta October 2013


Mt Shasta August 1, 2014

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15 comments:

Sandee said...

Yep, we've had a tough time with the lack of rain/snow the past few years. I'll be glad when it's over.

Have a fabulous day. :)

Ralph said...

I hope you get snowed in this year too! Tinder dry forests have a look of foreboding when lightning is present...happily the furry critter has survived the fires and can forage for another day...

Sylvia K said...

Great captures and sad reminder of how dry the last few years have been! I do hope we have rain soon and snow this winter. This has been a very warm summer in comparison to the ones when I first moved to Oregon over 20 years ago!!! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots. Nice view of the mountains.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

And the sweet little chipmunk seems unaffected by the lightning. Well, one must eat!
How disturbing to not have had snowpack that is needed for more than 2 years. Such a dramatic difference.

messymimi said...

It breaks my heart that there are so many areas in drought -- i wish i could send you some of our rain!

Leovi said...

Very nice photos, a wonderful Chipmunk!

restlessjo said...

Isn't this climate of ours difficult, Kathe? Nobody seems to get what they need!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's quite a difference in the snow cap.
Awesome photos!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The smoky light photo is enchanting!

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Jim said...

Kathe, I too hope get snow, lots, this winter. Those fires are scary. Our closest was about seven miles away although the Sam Houston Nationa Forest is across the road by our subdivision, less than two miles away.
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Stephen Hayes said...

I wish I could send some rain your way. Love the colors of that first photograph. The ground looks golden.

Suzy said...

Lovely pics. The squirrel looks cute. Thanks for visiting my post.

BLOGitse said...

Same here - hot and thunderstorms...right now just hot and sunny, summer contiunes...
Have a good week ahead!

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Romi C said...

I hope the drought will be over soon.